Everyone who worked hard in Maine deserves our praise, whether or not they feel it themselves.
This was how I found out the news:
Maine voters repeal same-sex marriage laws
And here is one Blender saying we need to keep perspective: You want pity because of Maine? You won't be getting it from me.
The attitude of "keep fighting" is what I get. And here is the next fight: ENDA - The federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
Tomorrow at 10A the Senate will have a hearing on this bill which will protect employees NATIONWIDE from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
This was always meant as the follow up to the hate crimes bill. Well, we WON on hate crimes, now its time to repeat that victory for worker's rights.
Call your Senators
Go to the upper-right corner ("Find your senators" search engine) of the U.S. Senate site to find your Senators contact info, and LOCAL office.
Go to the upper-left corner of the House site and do the same.
**Update (11:05A): Just called my Senators. Both co-sponsors of ENDA. What about yours?
**Update (12:50P): More takes on the day:
Words about Maine and the dying hog of homophobia